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Cleanness: Structure and Meaning
Cleanness: Structure and Meaning
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This book offers a comprehensive explication of the Middle English poem Cleanness, based upon an analysis of the wide range of source materials shown to have been available in the cathedrals and religious houses of the west Midlands during the fourteenth century. It traces the influence of these writings on the poem, giving an insight into the poet's methods of working, and indicating the type of audience for whom the poems attributed to this anonymous author were composed. Clearly revealed is the parallel between the sequence of Old Testament stories in Cleannessand the biblical narratives found as readings for the church year, supporting an argument for the structural dependence of the poem upon the liturgical cycle. The author also argues that the scriptural readings for the liturgical year, together with patristic texts, functioned as an important source of inspiration not just for Cleanness, but for Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Pearl; her detailed introductory chapter explores the liturgical affiliations among the poems, and compares them with the sources and techniques exploited in other contemporary vernacular works, such as Piers Plowman. The volume includes a chart demonstrating the parallels between Cleannessand a representative liturgical year. JANE K. LECKLIDER gained her Ph.D. from King's College, University of London.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780859915199
  • Publisher: D.S. Brewer
  • ISBN-10: 0859915190
  • Publisher Date: 18 Sep 1997


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